Was Shashi Tharoor a child actor in this film? A member of the Congress clarifies

  • April 2, 2022, 11:01 a.m.

Twitter on Friday really believed it was Congress MP Shashi Tharoor in the still from a movie shared by film writer Vaibhav Vishal until fact-checkers and Shashi Tharoor himself clarified that there was only fun, no truth in the entire episode. Posting a black and white photo, Vaibhav Vishal claimed it was Shashi Tharoor as a child star. The Congress MP reacted to it by saying he had tried to keep this a secret all along. This exchange dumbfounded Twitter as social media users exclaimed that Shashi Tharoor looked the same, including his hairstyle and jacket!

Vaibhav Vishal, however, did not conceal his humorous intent behind posting the picture, as he said, "Today was just the right day to revisit this picture." Go, Shashi! "

"While Shashi Tharoor was never in Andaz Apna Apna, he did act in movies as a child star. His screen name was "Master Gyaan," and he did nine Hindi and Malayalam films. "Attaching a still from Jailor with Geeta Baali," Vaibhav wrote. To this, Shashi Tharoor wrote back, saying, "And I had tried to keep it secret all along! Good sleuthing! By the way, I am still known as "Master Gyaan." Related Stories

Social media users looked up Jailor and found out that the movie was released in 1958, only two years after Shashi Tharoor was born. One social media user said the still is from Ferry, a 1954 movie, and the child artist is Babu.

On Saturday, Shashi Tharoor too clarified that it was just a joke and that he was playing along for fun.

Meanwhile, this is not the first time such a claim has surfaced on the Internet. A clip from the Salman Khan and Aamir Khan-starrer Andaz Apna Apna often does the rounds, claiming that the man sitting behind them in the bus scene is Shashi Tharoor. While there is no iota of truth in the claim, it is true that Shashi Tharoor is close to Salman Khan and was once approached for a role in a Salman Khan-starrer. "One amusing offer (came to me) for a bit part in a Salman Khan-starrer came from a rather famous director. I can always cherish these moments. It was to play the role of an Indian foreign minister in a sequence, and the advice I was given by a good friend was, "If you want to be the foreign minister, don’t play the foreign minister." I thought that made sense and I backed off, "Shashi Tharoor had said in an interview earlier.

Author : Rajdhani Delhi Representative

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